Tuesday, September 10, 2013

'Let Me Go'

"Dear Chelsea Cain:

Stunning.  Brilliant.  Crazy.  Exciting.  Intense.

Oh, what other adjectives can I use to describe your new book, 'Let Me Go'? Thrilling? Suspenseful?  Sex-filled  ('Fifty Shades of Gray' pales in comparison)?

Let's just say that although I could have read your story in one sitting, I chose to savor it, like the last piece of chocolate in the box, delighting in the elegant creepiness that is Gretchen Lowell, and standing stoic beside your conflicted detective, Archie Sheridan. Susan, who I've rather considered the 'comic relief' of the series, really came into her own in this newest addition, but she still makes me smile. She's brave, and it's a gimme that her inquisitive nature will get her into trouble, and in this one, it's big trouble.  Leo is back, and more mysterious than ever.  I just wonder how many strip clubs you had to visit to nail down the experience for curious readers.  

But it is the dynamic between Gretchen and Archie that kept me reading.  Sure, the story flowed like the Sandy River in Summer, and the characters are so fully realized.  But when Gretchen appeared in the strangest, most insidious way, I knew that things were about to get really intense.  

Thanks so much for keeping everything in Portland.  Thanks for enlightening this Portland girl about all-things-Lake Oswego.  Thanks for challenging your readers.  Thanks for writing such a brilliant, frightening mystery series that has a place of honor on my bookshelves.

But, most of all, thanks for championing independent bookstores.  You take the time to make the event a true experience.  You appreciate each and every one of your fans, and they, in turn, appreciate you.  

And I'm one of them, dear Chelsea.

Love, Book Hog"

'Let Me Go', Chelsea Cain's sixth book in the Gretchen Lowell & Archie Sheridan series, is now available at your library and local independent bookstore!  Published by Minotaur Books, a division of St. Martin's Press.  You can visit Chelsea at www.chelseacain.com

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